Why Isn’t Any Water Coming Into My Dishwasher?

Over 80 million U.S. households use a dishwasher, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. A dishwasher is generally a reliable appliance. However, various problems may occur; one of the most common is the appliance not filling with water. You can troubleshoot the device to figure out why it’s not filling up or seek appliance repair in Los Angeles for help. The reasons a Cove dishwasher won’t fill include:

Water Supply Problems

Your dishwasher is supplied with water through a water inlet hose. It is located under the sink. If it’s not properly connected or there are kinks in the hose, water may not get to the appliance. The tap on the hose should be set to open. When there’s no water entering your dishwasher, try turning the knob to see if the problem is resolved. If not, the problem is somewhere else; remember to turn the tap back to its normal position in that case, or you might be cleaning up a flood as well.

Faulty Water Inlet Valve

Used to fill the dishwasher with hot water, the water inlet valve is located behind the lower access panel. It is connected to an outlet hose and the tub and an inlet from the hot water supply in your home. A lack of water pressure from the inlet supply may cause a problem. The valve may also not be getting enough power when the machine should be filling. If there’s no pressure and/or power, the valve should be replaced. Power issues may also originate from the electronic control, door switches, float switch, or timer.

Jammed Float/Float Switch

The float prevents the dishwasher from over filling. As the water level rises, so does the float, which triggers the float switch when the water fills the machine to the desired level. A float can be restricted by debris or foreign objects. When the float gets stuck or is blocked, it can’t disengage the float switch to open the inlet valve, and water won’t flow into the dishwasher. Poor wire connections can affect this mechanism as well.

Malfunctioning Door Switch

If the door is opened during a wash cycle, the door switch automatically stops the machine. This on/off mechanism is located behind and on top of the door panel. Electrical wiring problems may be present or the switch may be faulty. The inner door panel must be removed to assess the function of the switch, which is why you may require a professional Cove dishwasher repair technician to troubleshoot the problem.

The Dishwasher Is Leaking

You may not see a leak, but the anti-flood protection system may have detected one and has activated. The inlet valve will remain closed. At that point, it won’t allow any water into the dishwasher. To check for a leak, look under the base of the appliance under the door.

Spray System Blockage

A dishwasher’s spray arms can become blocked. There may also be something caught between the spray arms and pump. To clean the spray arms, carefully remove them and run the dishwasher to try to clear out any blockages and restore the flow of water.

Call Wilshire Refrigeration for Help

Specializing in appliance repair in all of Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada, Wilshire Refrigeration is depended upon for factory-certified Cove dishwasher repair. Customers also rely on us exclusively for professional Wolf stove/range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and ASKO washer/dryer repairs and maintenance. To schedule appliance repair in Los Angeles or Las Vegas, call 800-427-3653 or request an appointment online today.